Following Matthew Perry's revelation that he has beaten up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when they were in school, the Prime Minister has jokingly challenged Matthew Perry to a rematch of a childhood fight. During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month, the "Friends" star has described how he had once bullied Trudeau while they were both attending Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa, Canada. While the actor has already expressed his guilt over the incident, it seems that Trudeau hasn't quite moved on with the fight, and issued a friendly challenge exactly on April Fool's Day.
Justin Trudeau Challenges Matthew Perry
During the time where the beating incident happened, Trudeau's father was the Prime Minister at the time, so no one really knows what was running on Perry's mind at that moment. In one of his statements reported by CNN, Perry recalls that Justin was the only kid in school that they could beat up while explaining that he is not bragging about it, in fact, it was terrible, he said. Two weeks after Perry's revelation, Trudeau hilariously tweeted using the name of Perry's character on "Friends" seemingly requesting for a rematch.
Meanwhile, as per Film News, although the Prime Minister's request was obviously a joke, it was found that the actor has not yet responded to Trudeau's rematch suggestion via social media. However, Perry did take credit for allegedly helping Canada's current Prime Minister to get where he is today by jokingly claiming that he was rather instrumental in Justin's career to such great heights and becoming the Prime Minister. As of the press time, when the late night host asked if Perry has ever spoken to Trudeau about the fight, the former "Friends" star said that he hadn't got the chance because he felt too ashamed about the incident.